Robbery of Spencer Circle K may be linked to attempted Salisbury robbery

Published 11:48 am Tuesday, October 15, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

SPENCER — A gunman robbed the Circle K convenience store early Tuesday morning and left on foot. The suspect is believed to have tried to rob a Circle K in Salisbury about 30 minutes later, according to police reports.

The man entered the Spencer store at 12:19 a.m. wearing dark clothing, according to a report. His face was covered with a mask, but his hands were exposed. He pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.

She complied and the man left on foot toward Third Street, according to the Spencer Police Department. He is described as a black man with a medium build and about 5 foot 7 inches tall. The store is at 300 S. Salisbury Ave. in downtown Spencer.

Spencer police said there is a $1,000 reward being offered for information in the case.

Salisbury Police Department officials said a man with a similar description walked into the Circle K/Kangaroo Express, located at 2270 Statesville Blvd. The clerk ran, and the suspect ran out of the store.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator File with the Spencer Police Department at 704-633-3574; the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333; or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 866-639-5245.